Convergent selection pressures drive the evolution of rhodopsin kinetics at high altitudes via nonparallel mechanisms.

@article{Castiglione2018ConvergentSP,
  title={Convergent selection pressures drive the evolution of rhodopsin kinetics at high altitudes via nonparallel mechanisms.},
  author={Gianni M Castiglione and Ryan K. Schott and Frances E Hauser and Belinda S W Chang},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={2018},
  volume={72 1},
  pages={170-186}
}
Convergent evolution in response to similar selective pressures is a well-known phenomenon in evolutionary biology. Less well understood is how selection drives convergence in protein function, and the underlying mechanisms by which this can be achieved. Here, we investigate functional convergence in the visual system of two distantly related lineages of… CONTINUE READING